Massachusetts Swings Both Ways with Casino Vote

Massachusetts Swings Both Ways with Casino Vote

The MGM Springfield is one feasible casino coming to Massachusetts in the near future; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week

This week that is past an abundance of voting occurring across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino tasks in the state. The results were split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.

Hard Rock Hits the Skids

The larger vote came in the city of West Springfield, where there had been a proposition to create an $800 million complex Rock casino. The casino had been likely to be among the competitors that are key the Western Massachusetts casino license.

But that project had been dealt just what could possibly be a fatal blow on Tuesday, after the voters of West Springfield decided to reject the plan in a referendum that is public. About 55% of voters there voted against the casino, with 4,165 coming out from the project versus just 3,413 for it. The loss came as a surprise to many, because the campaign saw supporters regarding the casino opponents that are drastically outspend.

That rejection narrows the competition for the casino that is sole in Western Massachusetts. During the brief moment, it would appear that only two applicants have a chance at that permit: an MGM project in Springfield, and a Mohegan Sun proposition that would be located in Palmer. The Palmer proposition still needs to be voted on by residents, while the MGM plan